Extradition Request Against Nirav Modi’s Brother Sent to MHA: CBI

Interpol’s Red Corner Notice comes a few days after a similar one against one of Modi’s close aides, Mihir Bhansali.

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File image of Nirav Modi. 

Sources close to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) revealed on Monday, 10 September, that an extradition request against Neeshal Modi, Nirav Modi’s brother, was sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs on 7 September, reported ANI.

Earlier in July, Interpol had issued a Red Corner Notice against fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi, his brother Neeshal Modi – a Belgian national – and an executive of his firm Subhash Parab.

Interpol has also issued a red corner notice against Purvi Modi, sister of Nirav Modi, the prime accused in the near Rs 13,000-crore Punjab National Bank scam, PTI quoting officials, stated on Monday, 10 September.

The red corner notice against Purvi, who is also a Belgian national, is issued to seek the location and arrest of wanted persons, with a view to extradition or similar lawful action.

Details about Nirav Modi’s sister, Purvi Modi. 
Details about Nirav Modi’s sister, Purvi Modi. 
(Photo courtesy: Twitter/@Anand_Journ)

The notice followed the Enforcement Directorate's earlier request to the Interpol, which was made through the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Economic Times reported.

In its notice, Interpol requested its 192 member countries to arrest or detain Nirav Modi, so that the extradition process against him could begin.

Interpol’s notice comes a few days after it issued another red corner notice against one of Modi’s close aides, Mihir Bhansali, in connection with the PNB scam.

Purvi and Neeshal Modi Summoned Earlier

Earlier in August, a special Fugitive Economic Offenders Act court in Mumbai had issued public summons to Purvi and Nirav Modi’s brother Neeshal, requesting them to appear before court on 25 September.

The court had then said that if the siblings failed to appear, their assets would be confiscated under the newly enacted law, which aimed at curbing similar “economic crimes”, Firstpost reported.

The Enforcement Directorate had then said that Purvi and other members of Nirav Modi’s family were the “recipients of the chunk of the proceeds” of the PNB scam, that he is the prime accused in.

Apart from Nirav Modi, who is absconding, the proceeds of the scam went specifically to his sister (Purvi Modi) and his other family members.
Enforcement Directorate statement, as reported by Firstpost

The Enforcement Directorate had, in its chargesheet, stated that Purvi’s Dubai-based firm had reportedly purchased diamonds from Nirav Modi’s dummy companies in Dubai, but had not made any transactions for the same, the report added.

(With inputs from PTI, The Economic Times and Firstpost)

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